Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice ‘favourite to be paired in same-sex couple’

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Strictly Come Dancing‘s Giovanni Pernice is reportedly the favorite to be in a same-sex dancing couple for this 12 months’s upcoming BBC sequence.

The Italian skilled dancer, 31, could be prone to be paired with Radio 2 DJ Richie Anderson, who has already confirmed he shall be partnered with a person.

It comes as Free Ladies star and recently-announced superstar contestant Kaye Adams revealed she want to be paired with a homosexual dance companion on the present.  

Thrilling: Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice is reportedly the favorite to be in a same-sex dancing couple for this 12 months’s upcoming BBC sequence

Final 12 months’s same-sex coupling was between Bake Off star John Whaite, 33, and Johannes Radebe, 35, who completed as runners as much as Giovanni and his companion, EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis. 

The 12 months earlier than, there was a feminine same-sex coupling – which marked the present’s first ever same-sex pairing – between dancer Katya Jones and boxer Nicola Adams.  

Giovanni instructed The Solar of his potential pairing: ‘If the manufacturing folks come to me and say ‘pay attention Giovanni we might love so that you can be partnered with a person’, I might say ‘sure’.

‘It will give me an opportunity to problem myself with new routines, it’s a must to assume extra about it, I like difficult myself.’

Having her say: It comes as Loose Women star and recently-announced celebrity contestant Kaye Adams has revealed she would like to be paired with a gay dance partner on the show

Having her say: It comes as Free Ladies star and recently-announced superstar contestant Kaye Adams has revealed she want to be paired with a homosexual dance companion on the present

A supply added to the publication: ‘Giovanni is basically eager for the problem and needs to indicate followers he can dance simply as nicely with a person as with a girl.’

Strictly and reps for Giovanni have been contacted by MailOnline for a remark. 

It comes after earlier this week DJ Richie, 34, revealed he shall be becoming a member of the 2022 sequence throughout his radio present, and joins Coronation Road stars Will Mellor and Kym Marsh, Kaye and comic Jayde Adams within the present line-up.

Congratulations: It comes as Richie Anderson was announced as the third celebrity confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing , and he will be part of an all-male partnership

Plan: The Italian skilled dancer, 31, could be prone to be partnered with Radio 2 DJ Richie Anderson (pictured) who has already confirmed he shall be partnered with a person

The previous Sunday League footballer – who went viral in 2018 when he got here out as homosexual to his teammates at Coombs Wooden F.C in an emotional documentary – mentioned that it is a ‘large honour’ to be a part of the present’s all-male partnership.  

He mentioned in a launch: ‘This can be a dream come true! I can not wait to get in these sparkles and sequins and shimmy throughout essentially the most well-known dance ground on the planet! Strictly is the final word really feel good present, as quickly as I hear that iconic theme tune it is simply pure escapism.

‘I will need to cancel my legendary ‘Strictly’ launch night time kitchen social gathering that I throw yearly, I am certain my family and friends will perceive.’

Chuffed: The former Sunday League footballer said this week that it's a 'massive honour' to be part of the show's all-male partnership

Happy: The previous Sunday League footballer mentioned this week that it is a ‘large honour’ to be a part of the present’s all-male partnership

He added: ‘It is also an enormous honour to be a part of an all-male dance partnership, it is so essential we have now that inclusion on such an enormous present.’

In the meantime Scottish TV star Kaye, 59, has revealed she want to be in a pair with a homosexual dance companion.

She instructed The Mirror: ‘I do not need a heterosexual.

‘I might really feel embarrassed for them – as a result of a younger, scorching heterosexual shall be like he is dancing along with his mum.

Talented: Last year's series saw Great British Bake Off star John Waite form the show's first all-male partnership with pro Johannes Radebe - with the couple reaching the final

Gifted: Final 12 months’s sequence noticed Nice British Bake Off star John Waite kind the present’s first all-male partnership with professional Johannes Radebe – with the couple reaching the ultimate

‘But when I bought a pleasant homosexual man, he’ll be positive with dancing along with his mum.’

She added that she does worry she is likely to be kicked out after the primary week resulting from her lack of dance abilities however plans on benefiting from her time on the present. 

Kaye went on to elucidate that she feels ‘terrified’ about doing the present and that all the pieces in her wished to say no to the supply – however she wished to push herself.

In 2018, Richie famously got here out as homosexual to his Sunday league soccer teammates throughout a characteristic for The One Present exploring homophobia within the sport.

Groundbreaking: 2020 saw the show's first ever same-sex pairing with boxer Nicola Adams and Katya Jones - however the duo had to withdraw after Katya caught Covid

Groundbreaking: 2020 noticed the present’s first ever same-sex pairing with boxer Nicola Adams and Katya Jones – nonetheless the duo needed to withdraw after Katya caught Covid

The crew knew Richie was filming a bit for the each day BBC One programme, however it wasn’t till he sat them down within the locker room after the match that they found he was trying into the problems round being homosexual in grassroots soccer.

‘One of many massive points we have checked out this week, erm, it is actually near my coronary heart, is homophobia in soccer,’ Richie started.

‘The explanation why meaning lots to me is – I am a homosexual footballer. So I simply wished to be open and sincere with you lot. It is simply been class.

‘That is actually arduous for me to do…’ he added, earlier than his teammates started to applaud him. 

Richie went on to say he was ‘So, so relieved. I can not even let you know.’ 

He continued: ‘I anticipated it as they seem to be a good bunch of lads. It in all probability helped that I scored as nicely, however I am so relieved. 

‘The primary factor is, I hope there’s folks watching this which might be in the identical boat I used to be in, and so they’re pondering, ‘You already know what? I can try this as nicely.” 

Hopes: Meanwhile Scottish TV star Kaye, 59, has revealed she would like to be in a couple with a gay dance partner. She told The Mirror: 'I don't want a heterosexual. I would feel embarrassed for them – as a young, hot heterosexual will be like he's dancing with his mum'

Hopes: In the meantime Scottish TV star Kaye, 59, has revealed she want to be in a pair with a homosexual dance companion. She instructed The Mirror: ‘I do not need a heterosexual. I might really feel embarrassed for them – as a younger, scorching heterosexual shall be like he is dancing along with his mum’

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